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Agreed. A great movie that I stop to watch every time it appears on some cable channel.
I should not admit this, but I like Alec Baldwin as an actor. He is also very good in "Malice" playing an egomaniacal surgeon. "Thick as Thieves" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" are a couple of others where he acts well.
As long as I don't think about his political or child-raising views, I can enjoy his work
I agree with you and the other commenters about Baldwin's acting and his politics, but the thing for me was that he fit my image of Jack Ryan far better than Harrison Ford did. I think they lost something with the switch. Not sure how he would have done with the fight scene at the beginning of Patriot Games though. Could he have been convincing as a former Marine? He's a good enough actor that I think the answer is probably yes.
Formerly known as Skeptic
Baldwin was crazy not to continue making movies as Jack Ryan. Obviously his career is just fine, but wow did he dump a golden opportunity.